Weber High School (Chicago)

Weber High School was a U.S. Roman Catholic all-boys' high school in northwest Chicago, Illinois. Founded in September 1890 as St. Stanislaus College by Rev. Vincent Barzyński, it was the first Polish secondary school in Chicago.[1] It was within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

Archbishop Weber High School
Weber Red Horde.jpg
Weber High School Mascot (1890–1999)
Location
5252 West Palmer, Chicago Illinois

United States
Coordinates41°55′15″N 87°45′28″W / 41.9208°N 87.7579°W / 41.9208; -87.7579Coordinates: 41°55′15″N 87°45′28″W / 41.9208°N 87.7579°W / 41.9208; -87.7579
Information
Former nameSt. Stanislaus College to 1930
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)Józef Weber
Established1890 (1890)
FounderCongregation of the Resurrection
StatusClosed
ClosedJune 1999 (1999-06)
GradesFreshman, sophomore, junior, senior
GenderBoys' school
Enrollment1,200 in 1960
LanguageEnglish
Campus typeCity
Color(s)Red and white   
Fight songWeber Red Horde Fight Song
MascotRed Horde
YearbookDolphin

HistoryEdit

In the 1960s, the school had about 1,200 students. The U.S. Department of Education recognized Weber as a "National Exemplary School" in 1990. In the 1990s, the tuition fees increased and the student population declined by 100 on an annual basis until its final school year, 1998–1999, when it had 250 students and an annual tuition of $4,700 ($7,645.25 when considering inflation). The school was scheduled to close in June 1999.[2]

Notable alumniEdit

  • Mike Krzyzewski (born 1947), head men's basketball coach at Duke University
  • Bill Skowron (born 1930, died 2012), American professional baseball first baseman. He was an eight-time All-Star and a five-time World Series champion, one of just six players in MLB history to have won back-to-back Series championships on different teams.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.chicagoancestors.org/place/archbishop-weber-high-school-st-stanislaus-college
  2. ^ Quintanilla, Ray (1999-04-01). "Weber High To Close After 109 Years". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-12-19.